The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 29, 1947 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, September 29, 1947
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PAGE SIT BLYTHKVILLK (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Chick-Tiger Football Encounter Here Friday Night Highlights Arkansas High School Games •• The Blytlievill? Chicks will share the Bit 16 Conlcmice spollhilit this week when thex meet the champion Tigers Irom Little Rcclc High School at Haley Field Friday night. v The game will be tlie No. 1 high school game of the week with the Tigers seeking their third victory of the sfason acnlnst no defeats and the Chicks seeking their second victory against two dclfats. " Meanwhile the Papooses of thc*> Blythcvllle Junior High School will : take a week's." rest" following their 13-13 deadlock with ihe Bellcvuc Junior.High squad of Memphis last week. The Paps were originally . Scheduled to -journey lo Malvern this week, but the game was cancelled and no fill-in has been named as yet. ; • The'bruised and battered Chick giidders" face the unhappy prospect of another defeat al the hands of the powerful Tigers which dope- sters have rated as the No. l team of Ihe slate but this fact has failed to dim their high spirits and hopes for an upset .victory.- Timers Have Aerial Offensive ,. Last Thursday the Chicks went down in defeat for Ihclr second time this season, this lime to the power-laden Panthers of Messlck High Schoc.: in Memphis. But Coach Nig Bynum's lads displayed some improvement in their defcti- '. s,ivc game even Ihougli they lost Ihc contest. The Tigers had an easy one last w/.ek, defeating Springfield, Mo., High School 33 lo 0 In LHtlc Rock and came out of the contest In fine shape. In their first two encounters of the season the Bengals displayed u devastating passing attack that carried them to an cosy victory in both con;ests. The Chicks probably will spend the greater part of their four-day pre-fiame drill sessions in .working out a defense against Ihc Tigers aerial attack. In both Ihe Paragould and ;.r?stfck tilts. Ihc Tribe was slugged wilh aerial attacks hut neither would hold n light lo the reported passing offense of the Tigers. Traylor Has Injured Buck And according lo talk that fluttered about town over the weekend, the Chicks will be without the services of their alternate captain Harold Traylor in the Litlle Rock fracas. Trnylor re-injured his back in last week's 'game and the reports stated that he probably wouldn't be ready for the game this week. But these re|>ort,s were unofficial. Coaches Bynum and Walter Davis will open the Chicks practice sessions at the Country club this afternoon and probably will hold ong drills each day in order to take advantage of every minute's tract Ice possible before the Capital City boys hit town. The trioal chieftains did a little personal scouting over the weekend with 3oach Bynum witnessing the Little flock-Springfield game and Coach Davis taking In (lie Pine BlufT- Forclycc encounter. The Zebras from Pine Bluff will follow the Tigers on the Chicks menu. Baseball Season Full of Surprises Cards of St. Louis And Boston Red Sox Both Short on Wins SfEW YORK. Sept. M. (O.I'.) — Though the lumull and shouting National College Grid Pattern Takes Form for '47 Competition continued, the "regular" of this lo|»y-lurvy, fii!l-of-surprlscs baseball season was over today. While the Brooklyn Dodgers and Kentuckj ' Straight Bourbon Hhiskry Five Teams Triumph In Pro Grid Games By Unllrd Prr** In the All-America Football Conference, the Buffalo Bills and the Baltimore Colts continued to Impress Ihclr rival teams with their drawing power today—If not with llicir playing ability. Tlie Colts, who took over the franchise of the Miami Scahawks, had 51,583 supporters in the stands at Baltimore yesterday as they lost a 21 to 1 decision to the IX) wer-laden New York Yankees. The Bills, who suffered for lack ot customers last year when they were identified as the Bisons, dropped a 41 to 24 verdict to the San Francisco '49er's bclore a gathering of 35.404 at Buffalo. The 1947 Nalional Football League season is only a week old but the big question being asked by the fans loday is whatever happened to Inosc rock-ribbed defenses that formally marked every learn In the senior loop. The trend Is striclly to the offense, as witness yesterday's scores that saw the Chicago Cardinal: swamp the Detroit Uons, 45 to 21, the Green Bay Packers upset the Chicago Bears, 29 to 20. and Ihc Philadelphia Eagles edge out the Washington Redskins. 45 lo 42. Walker, Williams Hold Batting Championships NEW YORK, Sept. 2fl. (U.P.)— Harry Walker of the phlladelphl Phillies and Ted Williams of th Boston Red Sox loday reigned the. respective Dattlng champion of the National and America League for 1947. Unofficial figures showed tha Walker finished the season with .362 bailing average "and Willlair with .343. It was the : first batlln crown ever won )>y alker but lo Williams it was Ihe third. Tl: Boston outfielder won the title i IBil with .406 and the followh year ifith a mark ot .356. Also Black 1 Label—90 Proof BARRETT HAMILTON, INC. llfetributors, Llltle Rock HoganTopMoneyW inner CHICAGO. Sept. 29. (U.P.)—Be Hogan of Hcrshcy, Pa., \vcnt bac in the top spot In the list of pn fcsslonal money winners toda after taking the $5,000 first pri in George S. May's second Inlc nalional Golf Tourney. Three strokes behind Hogan 138. was Bobby Ixickc, Soulh A rican shot maker, who won tl I Tain O'Shanter tourney last Jul Tractors Suffer From The Cold, Too! Don't leave your tractor out this winter. You know from past experience that the weather is exceedingly hard on all farm machinery. Play wife! Have your tractor winterized in our modern shop. \Vc use the latest factory approved methods. Then provide adequate .shelter for your tractor against the elements. Remember—"A Penny Saved Is a Penny liarncd!" FREE ESTIMATES ON ALL REPAIR WORK! QtMaJn MONDAV, SKl'TOMBIOK 29, BV JOHN GKIFUN (United Ifrt&s Spurts Writer} NEW YORK, Sept. 23. (UP)—The fainl outlines of a national pattern was starting to take shape today ns most of Ihc big-name football powers, wifely over Ihclr first hurdler, moved loivarcl important games next weekend. The list, of contender.'! for Lop honors coast, to coast was still long, with Army. Michigan, UCLA, Perm, North Carolina, Tulane, and Texas the New York Yankees, surprise winners of the National League and American league |>eima!iis respectively, flexed Ihclr muscles for the opening of the World Series tomorrow, fans who looked backward on the season which concluded yesterday found that llieli victories were not the only thing: which did not j>an out as expected. For one tiling, there was UK. deflation of the Boston Reel Sox '47 American league champions. It almost seemed like the Sox ncvei fully recovered from tlielr worl< scries loss to Die Cards, and they 11 to a lackadaisical Ililrd i standings. Ted Williams. illyhooed flop In last year's sees, performed in u less gnud.\ jttincr and succeeded in leading ic league in batting, rims ballet i. runs, nnd home runs. The Cards finished only five ames behind the Dodgers this ear, but the ex-champs failed to ome up with their famous sep- mbcr drive. The Red Birds pro- dcd Ihc season's first big sur- rise when they started poorly nil ran In last place for nearly a lonth. And one of the most humorous irprises of the year was saved >r the last day yesterday. Olny Dean Surpri<*s Fans In St. Louis, gabby, colorful Izzy Dean, one of baseball's nil-' me great pitchers with the Card- lals a decade ago, stepped down rom his chores as radio announcer pitch four innings (or ihe St. ouls Browns against Hie Chl- ago White Sox. The famed fast- allcr surprised everybody, in- luding himself, by pitching shut- ball and giving only three lits in the four frames. Dean left Ihc ball game when ic pulled a leg muscle running ml a base lilt he socked In the ourth. It was no fault ot his that White Sox finally began to lit ngalnsL his relief. Glen Monl- ler. nnd won out, 5 (o 2. Ed Lopat vas the winning pitcher. The New York Yankees finished i surprising 12 games In form of he Detroit Tigers when they bcal tlie A's 5 to 3. Rookie Bill Wright hclned Philadelphia to eight hit? and helped by Johnny Lindcll's Llth homer. Fred, Hiilchinson of the Tigers outpilchcd Bobby among the i lore prominent. Only a few of the usual big iwwcrs, among them Navy, Alabama, and Qeorgl.1, had already been knocked from the ranks of the unbeaten. And this Saturday will provide Ihc first peak at the team that has been practically awarded the national championship before playing a single game—Notre Dame. The Irish, reported to be six-deep in Ail-Americans, will swing Inlo action against Pittsburgh and arc expected to win easily. Army, Notre I>amc's playmate at the top of Ihc heap last year, faces Colorado. The Cadets proved last •A-cek In beating Villanova, 13 la 0. that, with Hobby Staurt taking Glenn Davis' place and Hip Rowan replacing Doc Blnticlmrd, they arc still a force to be reckoned with. Colorado, rated off llielr 7 lo 0 victory over Town State is not expected to be too tough for Army. Michigan, which is re)x>rled lo be the strongest team in the Big Nine this year, faces Stanford. The Wol- verines htwl an easy lime disposing of Michigan State la-sl Week, 53 to 0, while Stanford was losing lo Idalio, 19 lo lli, in one of Ihc day's big upsets. Illinois, winner of the Big Nine title and the Rose Bowl last year, goes agir.nsi. Iowa. Tulane, which took on added lus- tre by beating touted Alabama, 21 to 20, faces an equally tough or lougher'.gnmcnt this week 1:1 Georgia Tech. Tech ran roughshod over n good Tennessee tcnni, 27 to 0. North Carolina, fresh from a 14 to 7 victory over Georgia, will be one of Ihc principals in the Southwest's biggest games next Saturday when they visit Texas, victor ove. 4 Oregon by 38 to 13. The duel between Carolina's Charley (Choo Choo) Justice and Ihc Texans' bloivl Bobby Layne is ex[)ccted lo produce a thriller. Georgia will attempt lo make u[) for previous deficiencies when the team tangles witli Louisiana State. State, which tipped Rice, 21 to 14. wiil be out to prove'that (hey rank with the strong teams of the South. In another leading Southern game. Duke will Iry lo follow up Us 7 lo 0 win over North Carolina .stale, by beating Tennessee. Mississippi iace.s South Carolina and Viinder- bilt goes against Alabama. Southern Aid hod 1st, which romped over S.ima Clara, 22 to C, will be favored against Missouri, which lost to Ohio State, 13 lo 1 Body Block Yankee Pilot to Start Series With a Rookie on the Mound' NEW YORK, Sept. 29. (UP) — A rookie pitcher whom they saved liy paying his 5200 appendectomy bill drew Ihc o]K'iiing game world scries assignment for the New York Yankees today. Defying baseball tradition, manager Bucky Harris nominated his freshman slar. Cocky Prank (Spec) Shea, a right-hander, to go after the first gnme tomorrow of '.vhal [jromtsi's to be the richest work! series in history. In contrast lo the Yankee pilot's decision to ride along with one of his American League pennant- winning stars, Malinger Burl Shotton of Ihe Brooklyn Dodgers refused to conic up with his series' pitching plans. Apparently fearing lhat it would be putting too much hent on his young and relatively inexperienced hurlers, the Blooklyn boss indicated lhat not until an hour before the 1:30 EST game time would the Dodger starter be known. Everyone expected that it would bcatlbe Ralph Branca, the fire-balling .arded as a promising recruit, Joe VfcCarthy. then directing the dcs- linies of the Bronx bombers, named htm to start one of the first exhibition games but Shea came up with a pain in his side as he was warming up. It developed it was appendicities. He was operated on immediately and when it came time to pay the hospital and doctor bill, the Yankees balked. But Shea made it plain In a wire to the Yankee office that unless they took care o Ihc bill they could count him out. Tlie Yankees are glad today tha they paid 'hat bill of approximately $200. for he won 14 games for tiicm this season while loslnr only five and won the honor o 'trying to put the Yankees off m tlie right foot in this first five cent subway series in six years Keller to the Cleveland Indians. 1 to o. both 21-game winner, anrt sides making six hits. | ton was withholding Mickey Hncfner registered his 10th victory for Washington when he trimmed the Fed Sox. 5 to 1. Eail Johnson and Chuck Stobbs pitched for Boston. The Dodgers, with rookies in tria lineup, dropped their final gnme of the season. 3 to 2, lo the Boston Braves, losing when Ed Steven's fumbled ix grounder at first base with tlie bases loaded. Johnny Sain won his 21st game for Boston. Johnny SchmiU, who beat the Cards in the game that eliminated them from the pennant race, beat 'em again this time 3 lo 0 on a five-hitter. Bill Nicholson's 2fith homer helped Schmit?;. ' The Pirates gained a seventh- place with Philadelphia by beating Cincinnati. 7 to 0, on Ernie Bon- that Shot- ri definite announcement in the hope that such a vital assignment would not result la the baseball jitters that overtake so many young hurlcrs when they know they hove becii entrusted such an important chorc. To those who figured that Shotton may come up with n "sleeper" Harris lent encouragement by revealing that he would switch his batting order in the event the Dodgers start a left-hander — little Viv Lombard! or Joe Hattcn". Be 11 right-handed Branca or one of the southpaws going for the National Leaguers, however. Harris disclosed that his series' catcher would be young Lawrence (Yogii Bcrra, who also lias doubled In brass this season as an outfielder. That means that for the lirst Boxing Bout Is Added to Mat Program An eight-round grudge boxiii:- maich between Referee Mike Mc- roney and Bi:i Canny will highlight tonight's American Legion wrestling program at the Legion Arena. • Tliis match was .scheduled following Meroney's acceptance ot a challenge by Canny to "put on tlie gloves" several weeks ago when the ring official aUcmptrd to halt the mat mcanie's foul lactics used on an opponent. Mcroncy and Canny arc both former boxers and Canny has for, :\ number of years nursed a grudge against Mcroncy for his nlleged partiality lo rule-abiding wrestlers, And this Ill-feeling came to a head when Mcroncy intervened when Canny was "roughing-up" his opponent. Mcroncy stated that he at first ignored [he challenge made by the wrestler but was forced I > accept when Canny kept insisting that they meet and r.ctllc the disagreement. Canny, who is 20-odd years younger than- Meroaey, will out-v.cigli his opponent considerably. A special rcfci-cR will be employed to ofliciatc this match and Hie wrrst- !ing preliminary. Joe Welch will meet lied Roberts n a 00-niinutc lime limit, knst two oul of three fall preliminary vrcst- ling match. Tins match is scheduled to begin at 8 o'clock with I tlie b'lxin; bout follov/in;; inline- ' Horseshoe Lake Fishing Hearing Reset tor Oct. 73 LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Se;>l. 29. (U.P.)—A public hearing scheduled for Wednesday on the proposed closing of Horseshoe L'ikc in Crittcndcn County to commerical fishing lias l;oen reset for Oct. 13. The hearing will be held in Marion, according to T. A. Mc- Ainis, secretary of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Monday and Tuesday Guard Ituss Uilpin of Michigan- Slato itlusiralps safe- way to Ihrcnv ;i body block. Gunrtl Bob Oiling wears hpavily-pnddcc) apron reducing risk of injury, BASEBALL STANDINGS UIXIE SEKIES W. L. Pet. Houston ri"e.\fls* i i .son Mobile (Southern) ..:. 1 1 SCO NATIONAL LEAGUE (Final Standings! W. L. Pet. Brooklyn 34 GO .010 St, Louis £9 on .578 Boston 86 08 .558 New York 81 73 .520 Cincinnati 73 81 .474 Chicago 69 85 .448 Pittsbu.g-.i (i2 92 .403 Philadelphia 02 92 .403 diately alter. Major League Teams Set Attendance Records NEW YORK. Sept, 20. (U.P.I — Eight major league teams today boasted new seasons attendance, according lo unofficial records, white three other clubs showed increases over Inch- marks of last year. Teams who set new records in the National League were the Brooklyn Dodgers. Nov.- York Giants, St. Louis Cards. Boston Braves and Pittsburgh pirates. Tile Boston Reel Sox, Cleveland Indians and Philadelphia A's set new marks in the junior circuit. .\.RaW|* SCON-Robert RMS *•» JEIFREYS • 9eerje "GaUij" KWS Midge MEREDITH • Steve BRDD151 • Silly HOUSE rtnSuilt ** KM KOL1 > D-wlfd tl K\V EMilCHI Strtm FW L? Korean ilouitoo »"d Gent le»n Warner Bros. News and Khorts Razorbacks To Meet TCU In Fayetteville FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.. Sept. 29. (U.P.>—Arkansas' rampaging Raz- orbncks will open their 1947 conference season Saturday, meeting Texas Christian here in what promises to be a top game of the early schedule. Having ra'cked up 76 points h two warm-up games while keeping their own goal line uncrossed, the Ri/orbacks will go into the game practically at full strength barring practice injuries this week. Arkansas Saturday defeated North Texas State College 12 to 0 in Little Rock. AMERICAN i Final Standings) W New York 07 Detroit 85 Bcston 83 Cleveland 80 Philadelphia 78 Chicago 70 Washington (H El. Louts '. 59 It lakes 3001) silkworms to make [he cocoons for a pound of raw silk. .Pet. .630 .552 .530 .513 .506 .455 .410 .383 ham's Iwo-hittcr. Tlie Phils split, time In world series' history a n doublehcndcr with the Giants.' rookie battery will go for one of losing the first. 4 to 1. to Sheldon) llio competitors. There have been Jones in a relief and winning the ' three cases in which rookie pitch- second. 3 to 1. behind Rookic^Curl i er.s started a series' opener hut. Smnii',-,. • i never with a freshman receiver. j While thai part ol baseball history was working injaiiist Harris' gamble, he had other series' tradition on his side. Ever since the Yankees won the wor.d championship in | IMO, defeating the Cincinnati Hcds LITTLE RCCK. Ark.. Sept. 23. ! four gnmc.s in n row. the leagues (U.P.I—Seasons for squirrel hunt-! have alternated in taking the Oc- ing and for commercial fishing! tobr classic. As the Cardinals, t.-.\o- wlth large seines and nets will! and-a-half to one underdogs, de- open Wednesday, according to T. I fcatcd the Red Sox in last year's A. McAinis. secretary of Ihc Ark- series, this Is Ihc American Lca- ansas Game and Fish Commission. gue's turn. McAnils pointed out that hunters Shea came up to the Yankees over ic must obtain a license. The I this Spring with Season for Hunting Squirrels Opens Oct. I Arkansas College Coaches Elect Association Officers I.ITTLK ROCK. Ark.. Sept. 29 (U.P.i—John Tucker, head c.oacl at Arkansas Tech. was electee president of the Arkansas Collet Coaches Association here ycslcrday Elmer Smith of Magnola A. an- M. was named vice-president: am Frank Coon of the College of th' Ozarks at Clarksvillc. v;as sccrel.iry. Tucker replaced Ivan Grove of Hendrix College. In other action, the coaches arranged basketball schedules and heard J. M, Burnett. AAA S?:re- Yesterday's Results UIXIi: LEAGUE No game scheduled. kMKKICAN LKAGUE Pittsburgh 7. Cincinnati 0. New Yo:-. -:-i. .Philadelphia Chicago 3.St. Louis 2. Boston 3, Brooklyn 2. NATIOMAl LEAGUE Detroit 1. Cleveland 0 Chicago 5, St. Louis 2. Washington 5. Boston 1. New York 5. Philadelphia 3. 1-3. New Theater Manila's finest Shows EVERY NIGHT Box Opens Week Days 7:00 p.rn Matinee Saturday A Sunday Sal.-Hun. 1 p.m. Cont. Shouing TODAY 'HOME STRETCH' Opens at 6:15 p.m.; S(:ir(s 7:15 pjn. TODAY 'Av*.y Darling Clementine" with Henry Fonda, Linda Darnell and Victor Mature Paramount News and Shorts I Cornel Wilde and Maureen Also Shorts Sunday otf to tr.ivel from Texas. The next three encounters of the best-of-sevcn competition arc scheduled here. Houston won the opener Friday and the Southern Association nine came back to even the series Siturday. O'Hara Tuesday "SECOND CHANCE" l TwcntietliCcnlury- Fox Picture Selected Shorts Tuesday 'That Way With Women' Dane Clark, niarllia Vickcrs Chapter X "The Sea llnmiil" Also Shorts COMING 'DUEL IN THE SUN' October 5 & K 3/2 SOUTH 2OPST, PHONE863 illy. limit for squirrels is eight anfcs Favored by Press NEW YORK. Sept. 20 (U.P.)- 5 sports editors and baseball rltcrs flocked inlo New York oin all directions loday to cover it- World Scries, n United Press' lots. 52 picked oil or ninny of these experts dis-! Dodgers. -itul live re- ' a ' Vl ex P'l>n the method of filinj; cord with Oakland c the Pacific ! satnc statistical reports. Coast League in 19I(>. He hud been j with the Yankees in Ihcir Spring »j ... •, n training at Panama and was re- j fnOtHIC, Houston KCSumC Games in Dixie Series closed that G4 per cent favored the Yankees to bcal the Dodgers in the classic. Of Bl men who cast their bal- MOKILE. Ala.. Sept. 29. (UP) With the count knotted at 1-al in their Dixie Scries, Mobile un the Yanks; 29 tiic Houston resume diamond opera 1 tions here tonight after lakin:; BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING LOWEST ADMISSION TRICK ANYWHERE! Referred Scats on Sale at the Legion Arena from 6 p. m. Every Monday ADULTS 45c — CHILDREty 15c Monday, Sept. 29th »™ «"<:ioded) BOX SEATS 15c EXTRA SPECIAL MATCH BOXING 8 ROUNDS Bill Canny vs. Mike Meroney Wrestling Joe Welch vs. Red Roberts )0 Minute Time Limit Host •> our of « Falls New Starting,Time 8:00 P.M. Nobody Hurt But... 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